The Little French Church

Sunday Masses

7:00 AM
9:15 AM
11:00 AM
12:30 PM
Saturday Vigil Mass
5:00 PM

Just steps from the Green Line 10th Street Station


6:45 AM and 12:10 PM

6:45 AM


In the Chapel
(except Holy Days & Holidays)

6:15 AM and 11:15 AM
4:00 PM to 4:45 PM


Lenten Scripture Program

Lent is here and Fr. Joe Hurtuk will again be offering a study program. Sessions are in the Parish Hall from 6PM to 7PM on four Tuesday evenings: February 20, February 27, March 6 and March 13. This year he will take a slightly different approach, with a thematic study of some of the historical, scriptural and theological material surrounding the essence of the Paschal Mystery, namely the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. There is much fascinating work on these topics, and the presentations should prove to spark lively discussion and questions. Hope you can join us!

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross will be Fridays at 5:15 during Lent and at 12:10 on Good Friday.

Lenten Abstinence and Fasting

All who have reached their 14th birthday are asked to abstain from eating meat on Ash Wednesday and on all Fridays during Lent. All those between the ages of 18-59 are asked to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. One full meal and two lighter meals are allowed on days of fast. The obligation does not apply to those whose health or work would be seriously affected.

Saint Louis King of France Lenten Food Drive

Help us help the Franciscan Brothers of Peace in feeding the hungry, the poor and the homeless. Donations will be collected at each Mass in the Church in front of the Saint Joseph Altar and in the Chapel near the Lourdes Grotto. The Food Shelf is in need of Nonperishable Foods, Personal Hygiene Products, Gift Certificates, Gift Cards, and Monetary Contributions are always helpful.

Tuesday Organ Recitals

Our next recital features Bryan Dunnewald. He is the Assistant Organist at the Wanamaker Grand Court Organ, a Bachelor of Music Candidate at the Curtis Institute of Music and the Organ Scholar at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church, all in Philadelphia. The recital will begin just after the 12:10 mass on Tuesday, March 20. View the full schedule for this season here. For more about our recitals, music program and music at Sunday 11AM masses, “like” our music department Facebook page here.

Free Parking

Ample free parking is available for weekend Masses (as well as those which fall on “bank” holidays) just steps from St. Louis Church in the Andersen Human Services Building parking ramp across Tenth Street. Enter through the “Contract” entrance from Minnesota Street. You can descend to street level either through the stairway at the corner of Tenth and Minnesota, or by the elevators located in the opposite (northwest) corner of each level. Ascending back to your parking level can only be done via the elevator. If the barrier is down at the exit, approach slowly and the gate will open. Note that the church also has a small parking lot off 10th Street, and parking is allowed right next to the church on 10th Street during weekday masses.

Eucharistic Ministers

St. Louis Church is very much in need of Eucharistic Ministers to help out at all of the weekend Masses. If you would be willing to volunteer an hour of your time while you are at Sunday Mass it would be most appreciated. As our faith teaches us, we are called to serve. Being a Eucharistic Minister does not require that you be a reader at Mass. Please call or email the parish office at 651-224- 3379 or

Any Changes?

If you have changed your address, telephone number or email address, or you wish to receive or discontinue contribution envelopes, please call the parish office to update your records and preferences at 651-224-3379. Note that if you’ve been a member for a few years we may not have an email address on file for you yet.

Online Stewardship

You can set up weekly donations, mass and bell sponsorship, music program sponsorship, or donate to our Foundation for the Future campaign through the Online Giving section of our website. Thank you for supporting St. Louis Church!


Check out our current calendar for ongoing events.


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Week of March 11, 2018

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